Ensuring and Sustaining a Pandemic Workforce

Product type: article published in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on April 8th, 2020 Authors: Erin P. Fraher, Ph.D., M.P.P., Patricia Pittman, Ph.D., Bianca K. Frogner, Ph.D., Joanne Spetz, Ph.D., Jean Moore, Dr.P.H., Angela J. Beck, Ph.D., M.P.H., David Armstrong, Ph.D., and Peter I. Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N. Overview: Directors of publicly and privately funded workforce researcher centers, Bianca Frogner, PhD,… Read more »

Modernizing Scope-of-Practice Regulations — Time to Prioritize Patients

Product type: article published in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on February 13th, 2020. Authors: Bianca K. Frogner, Ph.D., Erin P. Fraher, Ph.D., M.P.P., Joanne Spetz, Ph.D., Patricia Pittman, Ph.D., Jean Moore, Dr.P.H., Angela J. Beck, Ph.D., M.P.H., David Armstrong, Ph.D., and Peter I. Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N. Overview: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, Bianca Frogner PhD and the directors of… Read more »

Developing Workforce Models and Data Visualizations that Engage, Educate and Provoke Policy Makers

Product type: Presentation at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Policy Lab Morning Speaker Series, January 23, 2020. Authors: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Overview: My frame: objective, “data agitating” workforce researcher and policy wonk A brief history of workforce projections—it hasn’t gone so well The science of projecting the “right” number of health professionals is still… Read more »

How Data and Evidence Can (and Should!) Inform Scope of Practice

Product type: presentation to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Health Policy Fellows on December 9th, 2019 Author: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, Julie Spero, MSPH, Shikira THomas, MSPH, Evan Galloway, MPS, Heather Wilson, BA Summary:  Scope of practice (SOP) battles are emerging with increased frequency Health professional regulation is state function result is significant variation… Read more »

A Transformed Health Care System Requires a Transformed Workforce

Product type: presentation to National Academy of Medicine Vital Directions for Health and Health Care Symposium, November 21st, 2019 Author: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Summary:  New care models are not showing expected outcomes – potentially because we’re designing the workforce around health professions, not patients Care is shifting from acute to outpatients, community and home… Read more »

Shaping the Clinical Learning Environment to Meet the Evolving Needs of the Health Care System and Patients

Product type: presentation given at NexusSummit2019, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. August 19, 2018. Presenter: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Summary:  My frame I am a workforce researcher and policy wonk The context lots of uncertainty, lots of pressure and rapidly changing payment and care delivery models The health workforce is shifting to ambulatory… Read more »

Developing Data Visualizations that Educate, Engage and Provoke

Product type: presentation at the International Health Workforce Collaborative’s (IHWC) 2019 Data Olympics event in Ottawa, Canada. October, 2019. Authors: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Evan Galloway, MS; Julie Spero, MSPH; Shikira Thomas, MSPH; Heather Wilson. Overview: Short presentation on DocFlows and NC Health Workforce Began developing data visualizations in 2015 to increase access, interest and… Read more »

Special Needs in Rural America and Implications for Workforce Education and Training

Product type: presentation at the Council on Graduate Medical Education in Washington, DC. June 5, 2019. Presenter: Erin Fraher, PhD Overview: Rural populations less healthy on almost every measure Need to foment a “Copernican Revolution” to reframe GME policyto put patients at center of discussions Need to align training and financing to address rural population’s“essential… Read more »

A Copernican Revolution in Graduate Medical Education: Putting Patients’ Health Care Needs at the Center of GME Discussions

Product type: presentation at The Robert Graham Center Primary Care Forum: Senate Staffer Briefing. Washington DC. March 20, 2019. Presenters: Erin Fraher, PhD Overview:  Foment a Copernican Revolution: Reframe GME policy to put patients at center, not physicians Align GME Funding with Population Health Needs Address rural population’s “essential health care services” Promote generalist training… Read more »

Toward a system where workforce planning and interprofessional practice and education are designed around patients and populations not professions

Product type: manuscript in Journal of Interprofessional Care, January 2019. Authors: Fraher EP, Brandt BF Abstract: Collaboration between Brandt and Fraher grew from a desire to forge a new, joint vision for the future Current workforce planning approaches not fit for purpose to meet future challenges, and the field of IPE faces its own challenges… Read more »